Start from Bright toward Germantown, over Tawonga Gap (a Category 2 climb), down to Mount Beauty with a stop for muffins and coffee, and then back over the Gap to Bright. This is the challenge for you if you’re not sure about the others – not easy, but with some preparation, we reckon anyone can make it!
Head towards Porepunkah from Bright, at the roundabout take the turn for Mount Buffalo, and then make the climb all the way to Dingo Dell. Back to Bright in time for lunch and a great afternoon with the family at the Bonjour Bright festival.
From the start in Bright you ride to Germantown, over Tawonga Gap, down into Mount Beauty and then make the 30km climb up to Falls Creek. In Falls Creek, you can replenish food and drink stocks and then return to Bright via the same route.
Turn right from the start and head up to Mount Buffalo, turning around at the Dingo Dell cafe. When you get back to Bright, you’ll continue up the Ovens Valley and climb over Tawonga Gap, to the checkpoint at Mount Beauty, before returning back to Bright.
The original climbs that those 6 hardy riders took on in 1986 – Mount Buffalo first in the early daylight and then all the way over Tawonga Gap and up to Falls Creek before coming back to Bright. A huge (and beautiful) day out that you’ll never forget!
The same route as the classic but taking the opportunity to start at 4:00am, and enjoy the beauty of sunrise over Mount Buffalo as you start the ride. This option will also see you finishing earlier in the day and hopefully avoiding the worst of the heat
A 2-day touring ride from Bright, over Mount Hotham to Omeo on day 1 (note that this ride starts on Friday 26th), and then returning to Bright the following day, via Falls Creek.
The 250km Alpine Classic Extreme (ACE) takes on the Alpine Raid’s route in a single days. Choose from 4:00am or 6:20am starts and take on an epic challenge through the most beautiful riding territory anywhere in Australia.
The ultimate alpine challenge – 4 of the 7 Peaks summits in a single day. Ride Mount Buffalo, then Mount Hotham, through Dinner Plain, down to Omeo and then the fearsome Back of Falls climb up to Falls Creek before descending to Mount Beauty and then over the ‘small’ climb that is Tawonga Gap.